Weight loss comes down to burning more calories than you eat to create a calorie deficit. Several weight loss products market aloe vera as a supplement to aid in fast weight loss. Little scientific evidence is available to support these claims. Aloe vera is a plant commonly used in traditional medicine throughout the world for the treatment of conditions such as ulcerative colitis or burns, notes the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Aloe vera juice contains chemicals with laxative properties that might cause temporary weight loss, according to the American Cancer Society. However, the use of laxatives for weight loss can be unsafe. However, drinking aloe for its health benefits while following a healthy, balanced diet and exercise program might help you lose weight.
Visit your doctor before drinking aloe as a part of your weight loss program. Ask about possible side effects, complications or interactions with other drugs or herbal supplements.
Go to a local health food store or organic foods market. Purchase concentrated aloe vera juice.
Drink 2 to 4 oz. of aloe vera juice per day. Consume a 1 to 2 oz. serving at breakfast and another serving at lunch.
Blend aloe vera in your morning orange juice or add a serving to an afternoon smoothie.
Eat healthy foods to promote weight loss. Consume foods in their natural form, such as whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy, fish, good fats such as olive oil and nuts, vegetables and fruits, which help keep you feeling fuller longer so you eat fewer calories.
Engage in regular exercise to burn calories and facilitate weight loss. Perform total body strength training workouts three days per week to build muscle and increase metabolism. Participate in 30 to 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise four days per week to burn stored body fat.